QUEZON CITY will ban single-use plastics and disposable materials in hotels and restaurants, the local government said in a statement. Mayor Ma. Josefina G. Belmonte signed an ordinance that prohibits the distribution and use of singe-use plastics and disposable materials, including cutlery for dine-in purposes in all hotels and restaurants in the city. Materials covered by the ban for dine-in customers of hotels and restaurants are plastic spoons, forks and knives, plastic and paper cups, plates, straws, stirrers and styrofoam.
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As part of a wide-ranging study that began in 2017, political scientists from the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and the University of Hagen have identified the political processes that could lead to a biobased national economy.
What is the circular economy? The circular economy definition focuses on eliminating waste and the unnecessary use of resources. The goal is to use as few resources as possible by keeping materials in circulation and getting the greatest value from them. Topics like global warming, the Paris Agreement, free trade dominate the business news cycle and occupy our thoughts. However, there appears to be a more important and disturbing question lingering in the background, one that is not QUITE URGENT enough to be on center stage, BUT may be of greater importance to the long-term sustainability of world economies … the complete depletion of vital and non-renewable natural resources.
For decades, Colombia’s internal armed conflict halted rural development across the country. Travel to remote rural towns was dangerous and, due to lack of infrastructure, sometimes even impossible.Drug traffickers, one of the main drivers of the conflict, encouraged farmers in these regions to switch…